LEVEL OF VITAMIN B12 IN IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA STUDY FROM LARKANA, PAKISTAN

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Ishfaque Ahmed Mugheri
Mehar Ali Kazi
Ali Muhammad Shahani
Zoya
Mahwish
Dr Beenish Ghafar Memon

Keywords

iron deficiency anemia, vitamin B12-deficiency anemia

Abstract

Introduction: According to most research, anemia affects 10% to 45% of the elderly. The etiology is often complex and diverse.


Aim: This study aims to evaluate the level of vitamin B12 in iron deficiency anemia in elderly residents of the Larkana region.


Materials and Methods: A total of 280 people were included from which 140 were IDA Patients and 140 were control male and female both were included in this study with a mean age of 26.23 years. Blood Sample was collected for Complete blood count and vitamin B12 level. Only Larkana region participants were included in this study


Results: 50.71% of 280 were reported with low levels of vitamin B12 with confirmed IDA from which 46 (32.85%) females were reported with a low level of vitamin B12 and 25 (17.85) male was reported with a low level of vitamin B12 level who were confirmed IDA Patients. The mean level of B12 in patients was 230.9±46.23 with a P-value of 0.003.


Conclusion: Vitamin B12 level was low in iron deficiency anemia patients. It was more reported low level in females as compared to males.

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